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7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18

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  1. Dec 13, 2012
    6
    This was far better than I expected it to be. It was interesting on seeing the inner workings of the Playboy empire. You know the business side. At its core it's really just a an average business game with rather tame sex & nudity. Overall: An OK game worth a quick go if you're curious.
  2. Jun 10, 2012
    6
    It's kinda good, but it's not that great either. You know that nobody wants to be like Hugh Hefner in a Playboy video game. It's more like a Leisure Suit Larry stripping party, but I'm still a fan of Playboy. Playboy Magazine, Playboy TV, even some former WWE Divas appeared on the covers and video game hotties like BloodRayne and Mortal Kombat's Mileena is kinda cool when they showed their funbags. And by the way, Hef's hair is grey (not black). Somebody please don't play "The Bunny Hop" song! I liked the idea of a Playboy video game, but I was disappointed on why this "Mansion" thing just wasn't the exact M-rated game I was hoping for. Both "BMX XXX" and "The Guy Game" were both messed up and tries to give the fans attention, but since the sales weren't any good, GameFly used to say in the tagline: "Never buy a bad game, again." Although sex in video games might be hella good like Mass Effect 2 and Saint's Row: The Third. But this sex in "Playboy: The Mansion" isn't for me, anymore! Expand
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59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 33
  2. Negative: 5 out of 33
  1. 69
    Suffers from a dire lack of sex appeal. It fails to grab the attention of Sims fanatics while failing to seduce the average gamer. The business aspect is the most entertaining part of the game, if only because it lets you do something besides try and bed a clone army of big-breasted bunnies.
  2. 60
    As an eye toward where Playboy came from, The Mansion is a compelling lesson--even the loading screen factoids are fun to read. But as a game, the unpolished graphics and stale gameplay keep the title mediocre at best.
  3. For the most part the game is dry and flat. It fails to capture the excitement and decadence that one would imagine is prevalent at the Playboy Mansion... [But] It's a brilliant glimpse into the inner-workings of the Playboy empire and the industry that it has become.